For those who never signed up for Ashley Madison, or had a partner who did, ethical questions will still come fast and furious. As John Herrman notes at The Awl, many of us will feel tempted to see which of our friends, family members, and coworkers may have registered for the site.
And what if you find something? How will you react? How will the person you’re snooping on? At various times, all of us are terrible in our own ways. What happens when those ways are easily searched on a public database?
" As a mostly open source offering, it does seem strange that Android could be the target for an antitrust investigation -- with the mantra that if a competitor feels aggrieved by Google's actions, then they can, and should, fork the code and build their own offering, holding some weight.
But that is not enough for the unnamed competitors that have been reportedly meeting with the FTC -- they want to be able to replace Google apps while taking advantage of Google's hard work, maintenance, and infrastructure."
Of course, it embarrassed the company and the way to address it was to hide the blog entry by deleting it. Lovely. Just what I expect: Pathetic Oracle, at it's best.
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